They Became Fools

By: D. A. Slinkard

Recently, I have had on my heart the scripture of Romans 1:22, “Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.” I have been thinking about this Scripture more and more; and I believe this Scripture to hold truth in the world we live in. I am amazed at the lack of common sense being displayed by the supposed intelligent people in our society. What it shows me is you cannot confuse education with intelligence. You can have a high degree of education and still be an idiot.

I wonder what my 2nd grade teacher would have said to me 30 years ago if I tried to argue with her and tell her there were more than two genders? I can just imagine her asking the following question, “If I had a dollar for every gender, how many dollars would I have?” Now, some people think the answer would be $7, or $64, or $71, or $100. However, the answer would be $2, being male and female.  Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

There is a famous riddle, “How many legs does a dog have if you call the tail a leg?” The answer is four because calling a tail a leg does not make it a leg. However, the society we live in suggests otherwise. We have a lot of confusion in our society, and it is quite a shame. We have become a society in which we worry more about people’s feelings than we do about being honest with others. We are more concerned with people’s feelings than we are with facts. Ben Shapiro once said, “Facts do not care about your feelings.” We live in a society that is run by what we feel, and we overrule truth based purely on how a person feels. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

How do we fix this? How do we get rid of the confusion? How do we turn society around? It starts with our way of thinking. We have abandoned living our life for God. We have turned our back on taking what God’s Word says and using it for our faith and for our practice. We treat the Bible has if it is some kind of smorgasbord — we take what we want and leave what we do not want. Honestly, we should be taking all of God’s Word and chewing on it daily. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

Our society is messed up because we have separated ourselves from God. We have started doing what we see fit in our own lives, and this has created issues we cannot quickly and easily come back from. Charles Spurgeon said, “May God give you grace to see sin as it really is in his sight, for then you will realize your need of a Saviour.” How different would our society be if we looked at sin in the same manner that God does? What would happen if preachers would start preaching against the abominations and the whoredoms going on in our nation? Yep, most do not because that does not draw a crowd. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

We need to turn back to God. We need to get back to the basics of Christian living. We need to get back to the days of, “No Bible, no breakfast! No Bible, no bed!” We need a revival to sweep the United States of America. I urge you to open your Bibles and begin to read God’s Word. I urge you to spend time with God in prayer. When you go to God in prayer, this is your ability to speak to God; and when you spend time reading God’s Word, this is God’s ability to speak to you. The Bible tells us our lives are but a vapor and I do not want to waste this life not serving God. We have a lot of wicked going on in society, and the only way to fix our society is to turn to the true God. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools.

To some people, I may seem like a fool with the words written; but know Romans 14:12 tells us, “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.” When it comes to your time to stand before a Holy and Righteous God, how will it be for you? Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools. Do not be the fool.

By: D. A. Slinkard

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